07/17/2014 05:29 EDT | Updated 09/16/2014 05:59 EDT

West Kelowna wildfire reported, size unknown

Kelowna residents have taken to Twitter and are snapping photos of smoke rising from a suspected wildfire that was first seen around 1:30p.m. Thursday.

There's no reliable reports of its possible size, but our reporter in Kelowna who snapped his own picture on his way to the scene says the fire appears to be in the hills behind Smith Creek and Dixie Roads.

Early reports from the scene indicate embers are falling near homes and police are now going door to door and putting some residents on evacuation alert.

More to come

MAP: Smith Creek & Dixie Roads, West Kelowna, B.C.